wave drag.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Wave drag — is an aerodynamics term that refers to a sudden and very powerful form of drag that appears on aircraft and blade tips moving at high subsonic and supersonic speeds. Overview Wave drag is caused by the formation of shock waves around the aircraft …   Wikipedia

  • wave drag — An additional drag caused by the air becoming sonic over any portion of the body. Two things cause this drag: first, when the air crosses the shock wave, some energy is lost as drag because the temperature rises across the shock wave. Second, a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • wave drag. — See aerodynamic wave drag. * * * …   Universalium

  • aerodynamic wave drag — Aeron. the restraining force on a supersonic aircraft caused by shock waves. Also called wave drag. * * * …   Universalium

  • aerodynamic wave drag — Aeron. the restraining force on a supersonic aircraft caused by shock waves. Also called wave drag …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wave making resistance — is a form of drag that affects surface watercraft, such as boats and ships, and reflects the energy required to push the water out of the way of the hull. This energy goes into creating the wake.PhysicsFor small displacement hulls, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • Drag (physics) — Shape and flow Form drag Skin friction 0% 100% 10% 90% …   Wikipedia

  • Drag divergence Mach number — The drag divergence Mach number (not to be confused with critical Mach number) is the Mach number at which the aerodynamic drag on an airfoil or airframe begins to increase rapidly as the Mach number continues to increase[1]. This increase can… …   Wikipedia

  • Drag (band) — Drag Origin Brisbane, Ireland Genres Alternative rock New wave Years active 2000–present Labels Dew Process …   Wikipedia

  • drag — /drag/, v., dragged, dragging, n., adj. v.t. 1. to draw with force, effort, or difficulty; pull heavily or slowly along; haul; trail: They dragged the carpet out of the house. 2. to search with a drag, grapnel, or the like: They dragged the lake… …   Universalium

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